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I'll be recording the game. Gonna watch it after the Porto vs Sporting match. 

 

I'm sure he'll make an appearance. Pacos basically got him to save them from relegation.

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On 12/9/2019 at 2:30 PM, Ruffian said:

I believe in MLS transfer fees are counted as wages and are spread throughout the length of the contract. 

Yes that's correct. Or more specifically it doesn't count as wages but counts against the team's salary budget. So if for instance they signed him for 4 years for 3.2Mil, that would be an 800K/year cap hit, meaning they would have to pay him a max of 700K/year to stay under the TAM 1.5Mil limit. Whatever the real numbers were, probably a factor in why he "refused" the offer.

IMO he's still young and I would prefer to see him in Europe with the possibility of moving up a level. The oddities of the MLS contracting system and it still being largely an afterthought in Europe make it a ****** league to try to move up from, which I feel he's still capable of doing.

I think comparisons with Piette are only valid to a certain extent. Let's not forget, one was transferring from D3 Spain, where as the other is on the books for one of the largest clubs in the World outside of Europe.

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On 1/5/2020 at 12:21 PM, Obinna said:

 I thought perhaps Eustaquio was not ready...

He didn't have his International Transfer Certificate! Fail.

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He may may see playing time for Paços de Ferreira tomorrow.

http://www.abola.pt/nnh/2020-01-10/pacos-de-ferreira-luiz-carlos-com-limitacoes/823445

They have 3 matches in a 9-day period; he should see playing time if there are no more bureaucratic issues.

Edited by Olympique_de_Marseille

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Played against Benfica today.

Pacos had a formation change compared to previous matches. They didn't play with a DM to start the match (big mistake, a lot of open space for Benfica in the middle), so Eustaquio played as a CM this time making more attacking runs.

Midway in the second half, he was playing as a DM. Looked MUCH more comfortable playing that position. Barking instructions, controlling the tempo, more space to hit long diagonal passes. Pretty sure he prefers this role.

Sadly his tacking was underwhelming.

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I thought he had a good game overall.  Went the full 90.   He possibly could take some blame for the Rafa goal as he was marking him just as the attacking play was starting, but then left him to go try and press the man with the ball.   However the CB behind him was slow to pick up Rafa and he ended up receiving the pas and scoring. 

Did a decent job helping his team hold on to possession for the majority of the game.  The problem is that Benfica are so lethal on the counter right now and in the blink of an eye 2 counter-attacks ended up as goals for Benfica.   

Overall I thought Stephen and Paços de Ferreira played pretty well and if they continue to play like that I think they can move up a few spots and safely avoid being relegated.

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Posted (edited)

https://portugoal.net/club-news/1618-rescheduled-portuguese-liga-fixture-list

Lost in an injury and Davies David hype. Here is a player to get excited about. Gets back playing 2 weeks from Sunday. Sportsnet, DAZN, TSN whoever.. step it up and show some of these games

Edited by SpursFlu

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On 5/9/2020 at 12:15 PM, SpursFlu said:

I'm reading Portuguese Liga hopes to restart on May 30th.

Kinda the forgotten league by the media

To be forgotten, one must first be acknowledged or recognized!  😛 

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